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Re: Problem with dependency declaration

On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 08:27:28PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> in a package that I maintain (sponsored by a DD), I use a call to
> stat. In sarge, /usr/bin/stat is in coreutils - of course I don't need a
> dependency on that. However, in woody stat was in a separate
> package. Usually packages keep really old versioned dependencies - this
> might be important for upgrades, and it's friendly for backporters.
> If coreutils wouldn't be of priority required, I would just add
> "coreutils | stat" to the dependencies. What should I do in this case?
> Stat was in coreutils from the first time it appeared in Debian, so a
> versioned Depends: wouldn't make any sense (except that it makes lintian
> and linda be quiet...)

I don't have a sid system at hand, but doesn't coreutils
Provides/Replaces stat?
             cu andreas

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